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good morning and welcome to "this week." supreme court history on health care. >> today is a tragic day for this republic. >> defining moment for the court. >> today's decision was a victory for people all over this country >> a huge win for president obama. >> i didn't do this because it was good politics, i do it because i believed it was good for the country. >> and the a new rallying cry for mitt romney. the big question -- why did chief justice roberts cast that surprising vote? how will it shape the presidential race? we'll ask our headliners. white house chief of staff jack lew and paul ryan. plus our special exclusive guests. >> i'm signing this bill for all of the leaders who took up this cause through the generations and it's fitting that ted's
widow vicki is here. >> vicki kennedy. her reaction here first. and debate and analysis on our powerhouse roundtable with george will, donna brazile, terry moran and keith olbermann. hello again. chief justice roberts has escaped what he called impregnable forest of malt ya after dlifrg the decision that blindsided many. it will shape america's health care system and the constitutional law to come. but we begin with something special. the first reaction on the ruling from vicki kennedy. the widow of ted kennedy who fought for universal health
care. a commitment captured in his final convention speech. >> this is the cause of my life. new hope. that we will break the old grid lock and guarantee that every americ american, north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent health care. >> and vicki kennedy joins us now. thank you so much for coming in this morning. >> thank you, george. >> i can only imagine what it might be like for you the moment you heard the supreme court decided. >> you know, george, as you just heard in that wonderful clip, this health care reform was the cause of my husband's life. he believed that it was a moral issue, that it defined the character of who we were as a society, who we were as a country and that decent quality, affordable health care should be
a fundamental right. and not a privilege. and now, all three branches of our federal government have a affirmed that right and i think if deady were here, get fully implement the law. >> i want to get to that. i imagine that senator kennedy would have be surprised by the fact that the deciding vote was cast by chief justice roberts. >> i don't think he would have. i think he felt strongly in health care reform. he studied this issue for more than 40 years. he believed in it. he believed in its constitutionali constitutionality. he looked at it every way. >> right after the decision, you received a call from speaker pelosi saying that teddy can rest. >> yes, it was a lovely, lovely
call. she championed health care for all americans. she's really was a real, real heroine in this battle. >> i want to read a letter he wrote to president obama shortly before he died. he was quite optimistic. he wrote, i came to believe that soon, very soon, affordable health coverage will be available to all, and while i will not see the victory, i was able to look forward and know that we will fulfill the promise of health care in america. what do you see as the biggest struggle going forward in. >> well, i think that we're seeing it right now, really, and it's just continuing to go and implement the law for all of us to come together. but when people look at each individual provision, it's wildly popular. these are rights and benefits
that the american people embrace and are excited about. families can go to sleep, relax, and happy knowing that their children who have asthma or diabetes or allergies are covered by insurance and aren't barred because they have a pre-existing conditions. and seniors. we have preventive care coverage. there is no out of pocket payment to get mammograms or colonscopies. these are important benefits. as they em place these benefits it's a very exciting day in america. >> this week will mark your 20th wedding anniversary, how are you going to mark the day. >> privately. privately. >> congratulations again. >> thanks, george a little bit more on the
policy and the politics, with white house chief of staff jack lew congratulations to you as well. as you know the president's opponents have seized on the ruling by chief justice roshts that the health care survives it's a tax not a penalty. they're putting millions behind that message. i want to show it right here. >> president obama promised us his health care law. >> it's not a tax increase. >> now, we know that it's not a tax increase. how can we afford this tax? we're already struggling president obama is he now prepared to defend it in. >> we have to step back. what's in the law of penalties it starts by saying all americans have a right to health insurance. it covers 99% of the american
people in massachusetts where they had a plan like this under governor romney, 1% didn't take penalty and they took the penalty. 1% are the ones who can afford health insurance. choose not to buy it. the court found it constitutional. frankly what you call it isn't the issue. >> they found it constitutional because it's a tax not a penalty. here's the chief justice hp e said, shared responsibility made for kons tugal purposes be considered a tax not a penalty. >> the supreme court looked at what the structure of the law was and they saw that one person would be paying this. more middle class people will get a tax cut in this. very, very few who choose to go
uninsured who can afford it and are saying that if i need health care it's going to be somebody else's burden. since president obama's been in office, middle class have been getting a tax cut. that 1% who have chosen not to buy health insurance and to pass the burden on to others, there's this penalty. >> you do concede that the law survived only because justice roberts found this to be a tax? >> you know, i think if you look at the decision, which is a very complicated one, their arguments support different theories. he went through the different powers that congress had. there's a power whatever you call it to assess a penalty like this. >> he called it a tax? so you're conceding that? >> i'm saying it was set up as a
penalty for those who don't buy insurance. for that 1 mkt we call it fair. >> and he calls it a tax the federal government can't take away the state's medic aid funding. that could affect up 17 million people that would be covered by the expansion. lot of governments signalling that they're going to turn down the expansion because of that. which means millions fewer covered. >> the expansion of medicaid coverage was upheld and states are now in a position where the federal government is saying, we'll pay 100% of the cost of covering those people. in 1960s when it was enacted with a much smaller federal share, the states ultimately came in. in 1997 when the child health program was expanded, it required the states to match
something. they came in. >> it goes down to 90%. >> after several years. and i think the governors will have to answer to their own people. the vast majority of states will come in. for those that are slow to come in, they'll have to answer to people why they're turning this down. >> louisiana governor bosh j jindal, said that if they made those a bloc grant. >> we think it's important to protect medicaid. some requirements that states have to meet in terms of who's covered. this law expands coverage. >> you know, let's turn to politics. overall, the plan isn't. that seemed to energized romney. something he said on friday. >> the american people didn't
want it in 2010, one of the reasons we picked up so many seats in the house and senate. in this election this november, people who don't want obama care will have to vote out president obama and that's a plus for me. >> you see that. it's a plus for him. can president obama do what he hasn't done yet turn it into a political plot? >> the american people are starting to experience the benefits of this law. for students out of college and didn't have a job, they can stay on their parents' health plans. for families with children, with pre-existing conditions, they don't have to worry about lifetime limits or whether those pre-existing conditions mean they won't have insurance. this will provide security and protection for american families and they're beginning to see it and experience it. american people don't want to go
back to a decisive debate about health care. the supreme court ruled it constitutional. the arguments being made now are the wrong arguments. we need to focus on growing the economy and growing jobs for the middle class. i think this election will be about the economy. the american people are focused on the economy. they're asking the question, what are we doing to get it going? president obama have proposed things that the congress should enact. it would help people under water to refinance their homes. congress should get to work on those things. as you look at the choices right now the debate is going to be about the different visions of the country. independent studies have shown the only way to do that without
creating a biggest deficit to cut taxes to middle-class families. >> and i'll ask congressman ryan about that. i wonder what the president makes of the fact that this legislation was saved by chief justice roberts. he voted against confirming roberts because he wasn't sure that the justice's heart would be in the right place. he went on to say this. >> i hope that i'm wrong. i hope that he'll recognize who the weak and who the strong are in our society. and i hope that his jurisprudence is one that stands up to all. >> i can't speak to the vote many years ago. i can tell you that this week was a good week for the supreme court. a decision where the court didn't make itself a legislatu e
legislature. they ruled the law constitutional. it was a good day for the american people. >> so the president has to thank chief justice roberts. >> it was good day for american people. congressman ryan, thanks for coming in this morning as well. you just heard jack lew. many of your republican colleagues in the house and conservative allies have been far more critical of the justice. national reviews called it chief justice roberts' folly. jack kingston your colleague in the house, i feel like i just lost two great friends -- america and justice roberts. and glenn beck called chief justice roberts "coward." >> i'm very disappointed in the ruling. i think the chief justice had to
contort logic and reason to come up with this. he said that the supreme court isn't going to do it. we're going to leave it up to the american people. one man decided against the dissenting opinion, against what i thought were his principles and he decided to leave this up to the american people. now the stakes of this election couldn't be higher, george. i'm very disappointed. but we're not deter. we still feel that we can repeal this law if we win. american people will be the judge and the jury of this law come november. >> governor romney said that chief justice roberts is the model to appoint to the court, does that still hold? >> i don't agree with his ruling. i think they had to basic rewrite the statute in orde call this a tax. he had some good principles. there's a limit what congress do
to affect people's behavior. that to me is rewriting this law and that means they just punted it to the american people and they'll have the final say so this fall. >> and it is in the campaign right now, governor romney continued that campaign for repeal right after the decision. i want to show a little bit of that. >> obama care raises taxes on the american people. by approximately $500 billion. obama care cuts medicare, cuts medicare by approximately $500 billion. >> you know, several independent fact checkers have taken a look at that claim and said that it's misleading. by that accounting, your own budget, which governor romney has endorsed would also have 0 $500 billion in medicare aids. >> but we keep that money for
medicare. i have heard for years how much people don't like the idea that we're raiding social security to pay for other programs. in addition, it puts this board of 15 people in charge of putting price controls on medicare. so not only do we think this law is bad for medicare, it's terrible for the economy. >> congressman, correct me if i am wrong, i thought your medicare savings were put toward debt reduction. >> it extends the solvency of medicare. obama care try to count this dollar twice. at the same time, they spend this must be on creating obama care. the trustee report for medicare, they say the same thing. you can't these dollars twice. in our budget we make sure all
of these dollars from medicare savings go toward the solvency of medicare. so, we don't raid medicare for obama care. we repeal obama care and extend the solvency of the medicare trust fund in our budget. >> so you reject this as hypocriscy. >> the president on your show said that this is not a tax. then he argued it's a tax. the broken promises are becoming breathtaking from the president. who says one thing to get it past congress and then passed by supreme court. the if this was brought to the public as a tax, there's no way this law would have passed in the first place. >> i think you may be right about that.
you talked about the provisions already in place. up on the white house website, you can't deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions. can't charge women more than men. can't place lifetime dollars on care. i know that the congress is scheduled to have a repeal vote a later this month. preserve any of these programs or does everything go? >> we'll vote to repeal the entire law, i believe, on july 11th. what's frustrating about this, when obama care was being deliberating we were offering patient-centered solutions. we can have a health care system in america where everyone has access to affordable health care without government takeover. we were proposing those solutions then and now. we can address these legitimate
concerns without a complete government takeover. >> to be specific, those provisions in place now, covering young adults under the age of 26, they're going to go in the house vote. >> we're going to repeal the entire law and then we're going to advance patient-centered reforms. the market was already moving on the 26-year-old. insurance companies were announcing that they were going to keep that in place anyway. what i would say, if you take a look at the comprehensive plans that many of us have offered, address these things. george, we can address these legitimate problems in need without a government takeover. attend of the day, this is a big philosophy difference. what mrs. kennedy and others were saying that this is new government-granted right. the government can grant and define our rights.
those are ours. a huge difference in philosophy. so what we're saying is, there are principles and reforms that we could have passed into law that we still want to that address these legitimate problems. make american health care system that much worse. >> will this election turn on health care? >> health care and the economy. look, this is the most important election in our lifetimes. this ruling, i guess this was john roberts' thinking, this election is choice of two futures, do you want a government-centered society in a government-driven economy or do you want the american opportunity society with a safety net, a free economy, economic freedom, personal liberty, that's what we want, that's the american idea. we have one more chance as a
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♪ for us to say that you got to take a responsibility to get health care insurance, is absolutely not a tax increase. >> it may be fair, good, public policy. >> george, you can't make up that language and decide it's a tax. >> tax, a charge usually of money imposed by authorities for public purpose and george, the fact that you looked at the dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you're stretching it a little bit. >> your critics say it's a tax increase. you reject that it's tax
increase. >> i absolutely reject that moment. >> apparently chief justice john roberts said not. joined as always by george will, donna brazile, terry moran, artur davis and keith olbermann. george, let me begin with you. there are so many ironies in this case. you saw president obama's signature legislation saved by a chief justice that he opposed. >> the conservative legal insurgency made two arguments both of which were dismissed as frivolous, both of which won. the broccoli argument, tea party argument if you will against the commerce law if you affirm this under the commerce clause to prescribe mandate or regulate
behavior of every individual in every existence of their them. then, on medicaid expansion, for the first time in history, a majority of states challenged the constitutionality of the legislation and won. for the first time since the new deal, 75 years the supreme court has overturned a federal spending by coercing the state. it undermines the dual sovereignty. these reasons are going to be there, come november, if there's a romney presidency, the obama care will be gone. >> we may be overthinking this from a larger standpoint in this country. the premise of a mandate as tax or taxes. mandate, various subdivisions of
what the meaning are, they're important to us and to the people analyzing to this. the public, the outcome something that the president proposed was upheld. what is mandate? do we have them? the taxation for nonusers legitimate? >> we're subjected to the largest mandate, we have to buy a product each day the united states government. that mandate supplies things every day, wars that we don't go along with, to the salaries of the supreme court justices. i think it's a victory for the president. do you agree in. >> no, i don't think it's a victory for the president. the bottom line is, a law that is single least popular piece of
domestic legislation and arguably, you know, george, the history maven here, arguably since 1938, this is the least popular domestic legislation that's been passed. i remember when the debate was going on in 2009 and 2010, the democratic mantra was, as soon as this has the legitimacy of being signed into law, people will decide they like it. now, i hear my democratic friends saying, well, now, given the decision by the supreme court, that will somehow given it legitimacy. the conservative democrats and swing voters who don't like it, they don't dislike it because of their constitutional jurisprudence. they dislike it because they think it costs too much money, they think it's unpredictable. i don't see any of those doubts going away e sp specially when a
significant part of this law still don't go into effect for another four years. >> i don't believe dislike it because it's an overreach of government or many democrats that dislike it, we didn't achieve a single option. we will see just how the bold the republicans will be if they manage to try to repeal and then replace it. we know that they -- in the house they voted already to try to repeal, repealing it is -- look, george, the big issue, this was a moral victory for the country in large part because we have millions of americans today who are already enjoying the benefits of this act. whether it's senior citizens who are paying less for their prescription medicines. and of course, i'm no longer a
pre-existing condition. a woman. they'll continue to make their arguments. democrats will have to continue defending. >> before we get to this, let me get to terry moran and talk more of the role about chief justice roberts. the vote did surprise a lot of people and even some suggestions that he switched his vote. >> this espn a detective story. you read it. you see the clues. it looked like chief justice roberts switched his opinion. and then, couldn't go along with the conservatives who wanted to struck down the whole law. if some of chief justice roberts' opinion is or the tors you. they plowed through a lot of precedents to do that. this is a major -- this is a
very significant victory for conservatives. from now on, lib to use the federal government in innovative and creative ways to solve problems, will be playing defense at the supreme court. >> george and i were we were both struck that this compromise that chief justice roberts fashioned is true to his deepest principles. >> exactly. three things about justice roberts. he's not a fool. he's not a liberal. and he's 57. he's going to be here for 20 more years, at least. and he's going to be building upon new ways of circumscribing the law. >> let me take issue with this idea that this is a closet victory for conservatives. . reality is, yes, the commerce clause was strengthen, it's
harder to pass mandates now. politically it's going to be hard for congress to pass mandates. what will happen in the future, especially if you're on the liberal side of the equation, always hard to say, it's hard to tax people. not companies. i can imagine a future democratic administration, let's have a corporate tax code we're going to have a 10% rate for companies who don't outsource and 35% tax for companies that do. that's the point. it would be an incredible intervention in the free market economy in this society. chief justice roberts said we're going to cut down the commerce clause reality is -- >> most conservatives are much more frightened of an unlimited
commerce clause of an expanded tax code. if this was called a tax, during the congressional debate on obama care it would have fallen five, four senate votes of passage. >> well, maybe, george. i think the problem is, again, let's go back to the outsource example. i'm here with george stephanopoulos. it will also be easy for congress to go after certain industries and distort the market. we have tax credit. but we have had principle of equal taxation. a principle that individuals pay a certain rate and companies pay a certain rate. if the government dreadses it up in encouraging -- >> they do that all the time. they tax gas guzzlers, tax
codes. >> stronger power now. >> but this court will limit that. >> keith, are you worried about the tax argument in the election? >> again, i think it's got to be a concern for the president that wasn't there before this terminology was used. but this was already such a huge issue in terms of this divide between people who are opposed to the obama care concept yet support each aspect of it. it was already a hot-button issue. >> anything that the president can do to independent voters who have been skeptical of the law? >> he can now point out that it did get the support of the supreme court, that's the easiest thing for people who are not in this the way we are, in addition, governor romney is not only running against a program very similar to the one he
engineered in massachusetts, he's not only doing that, but he also has to say that he opposed to the decision who was, in this will this week, was supremely conservative chief justice, no pun intended, they can't be a win for him. he has two insurmountable problems. >> it helps mitt romney for three reasons. he argued to remove obama care you have to remove romney. second, we have a president that has proposed a substantial on the middle class. the obama has been a one-trick pony, economy, economy, economy. >> i don't think it helps mitt romney at all. because, keith is right. this was one of his signature issues as a governor in 206 when he signed this into law in
massachusetts. obama care is romney care at a federal law. if it's a tax or a penalty in massachusetts, well, it's a tax or a penalty. because the irs, because if you fail -- if you opt out of health insurance, you'll be penalized. >> you can't anymore, though. >> don't tax me. don't tax you. >> before we get to the politics of it, here's the policy irony all of this. offenders of this law are celebrating a victory on the mandate which by their own estimate might affect 1% of the population. they're glossing over the ruling a few days ago which wipes out the medicaid provisions. 50% of the number of the reduction of the uninsured.
the number of thatted administration will be the new number of uninshurd the supreme court stripped that power away, so i have to say, there's a certain part of hypocrisy. >> this is a crucial part of the vote. it will require cop ration of the american people. if you have a political agenda of massive resistance to it, it will not work. >> lot of people know, lot of low-income people who believe, they think they've got coverage now. they're going to find that if they live in alabama, mississippi, louisiana, where their governors turn it down -- >> many will turn it down. mr. lew said few will turn this
down. you're a governor and you're facing your state universities are being pruned all across the board, you got a choice, do i expand medicare, medicaid rather, or do i protect my public universities? >> you guys point out the resistan resistance, keith. the flip side, all of those popular provisions. jack lew and vicki kennedy talked about it. i think make it very difficult to see a repeal take hold even if mitt romney wins. >> that's a very optimistic point of view. i think there's a lot to it. >> you don't agree? >> i'm not sure because it's politics. i tend to be a little cynical about it. against their own sfwress and the people in their states, these governors will turn this money down even though it's 100% federal expenditure to begin
with. >> the chief justice said this is a tax not a penalty. because it's not sufficiently punitive. because it's still a smart move to pay the tax, penalty, rather than the much more expensive decision of buying health care. therefore, congress may soon find that it has to increase the -- that word again, tax, to change this behavior and i don't see them doing that. >> four years ago, we heard that if you pass this legislation, premiums would go down. they're going up. we heard two years ago, if you pass this legislation the ranks of inshurd will disappear. that's not going to happen. longterm this was going to end up reducing the deficit, no one believes that anymore.
>> full implementation will reduce the deficit over a ten-year period. look, we only implemented just a few portions of the law. when small business owners are able to go into marketplace, to find more affordable insurance, that's going bend down the health care. let's look at it when the implementation happens in 2014. >> and there's something that better than nothing. the democrats can stand up now and say never again, under this law, will an insurance company be able to deny you or your loved ones for pre-existing conditions. they were against it and they don't have a plan to fix it. >> and it speaks to something fundament fundamental, we all agree, conservative, liberal, that the
primary function of any government is to protect its citizens. in terms of the department of defense. it now becomes as the world situation becomes in many respects more secure the primary part of that is what happens in hospitals? i saw everybody in that hospital. i saw patients, i saw families trying to decide whether or not they could afford the same care that my dad as a vet got for $800 and anything that moves the ball towards this primary role of our government protecting its citizens will be a viewed in a generic sense as a positive thing and those who stand against it will probably suffer if not in the short term but the long term. >> i want to move on to another point. in the interest of fairness, we were pretty tough, on donald,
after the oral arguments. he clearly took it heart. watch this at the columbia law school commencement. >> let me just say on that point, that if people say that there's no such thing as bad publicity, have no idea what they're talking about. there is definitely bad publicity. being on the wrong end of a monologue is bad publicity. especially when you're the solicitor general. >> chief justice roberts took the lifeline that donald verrilli gave him. >> yes, he did. they were trying to figure out, in late december 1934, how to fund social security to make it constitutional. he whispered in frances' ear, it's the federal taxing.
-- while we're in the midst of this celebration of john roberts, one year from right now, after the next term of the supreme court, we are going to be talking about the roberts' court having overturned a racial preference at a university, overturning section v of the voting rights act of 19644 as an infringement on americans. in the spirit of that wonderful decision citizens unit zbld you agree with that? >> i do. he's playing the long game here. those are the issues that he personally as a justice cares about. when issues of affirmative action and racial preference come up, john roberts gets an edge in his voice.
>> the sort of business -- >> before this week, his leg was citizens united. this is one progressive that's not there. >> i'm njohn roberts expoed thi week that he's very attentive to elite public opinion in washington, d.c. and the attentiveness of elite public espn going to pull him up on opinion it's going to constrain h him. these guys and ladies are supposed to be reading opinions and listening to the arguments and being independents. this week it underscores a point. consecutives aren't going to prosper putting their confidence in courts. they have to put their
confidence in grass roots. >> the answer to you comes from john roberts himself in his senior thesis. the man of character didn't fight in the thick of political battles but raised himself above the battles. that's the value that he showed. he was acting on this week. one more piece to your litany, what about gay marriage? i wonder if justice kennedy will approve gay marriage sf. >> justice kennedy is much more understood. i think he's driven in both directions by a constant come pass and that he is a libertarian. it may cause him to be the fifth vote. not the sixth. the fifth vote for gay marriage. >> underscoring the point,
consecutives are depend on court. you have to go to public opinion. when the argument is on public opinion. and it's happening by the way in the context of health care. the argument of public discourse is being won by conservative and one other issue, this outsourcing debate that we referenced already. right now n the battle ground states. >> romney's companies were pioneers in shipping u.s. jobs overseas. investing in firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by american workers to new facilities in low-wage countries. du iowa really want an outsourcer in chief in the white house? barack obama also attacked hillary clinton with vicious lie and so shame on you barack obama. >> not the last time we see that. >> they're making head winds on this argument.
ing a romney is fighting back hard. fatcheck.org has weighed in and said there's no evidence that romney shipped jobs overseas when he was in charge. >> i will -- i'm going to read a tweet from an unusual source this morning. mitt romney last week, tough pro will be hard to beat unless he drops old teams and hires new, i'm quoting rupert murdoch. it speaks to a perception. i'm not a big analyzist. i don't know if romney did good things at bain capital. i know this is the wrong time to
run as a businessman. >> it speaks to a deeper anxiety out there. one of the things that the obama campaign is trying to do is put the entire era of hyperfinance on trial. where are the loyalties at the top of american capitalism these days? the commitment to the local communities or to their counterparts in germany and elsewhere? >> 30 second s left. >> a poll taker said that if you go back to every election dating back to the second world war, with the exception of nixon, the winner in the election is the most likable, so the question is, whether the outsourcing is valid or good economics, the question is, does it make mr. romney less than approachable and friendly? >> and that's a big challenge coming up. we'll talk about it more.
that was a fantastic roundtable. your voice this week is coming up. but first, three moments from this week in history? what year was it? an open mike caught president reagan joking about the cold war. >> i'm pleased to tell you today that i'veislation that will outlaw russia forever. we begin bombing in five minutes. apple launched its new macintosh with ads on "this week." and during the super bowl. relinlon and politics are related and bob dole issued a warning about religion mixing with politics. >> i think there's a fine line. >> too far? >> i think we're need the only. 1982, 1983 or 1984? we'll be right back with the answer.
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by what's getting done.r measure commitmenty sedan the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this through. so, what year was it? apple came out with the mac and ronald reagan had that memorable open mike moment, 28 years ago, 1984. in your voice this week, today's questions comes for scott wallace.
the short answer is yes, i couldn't imagine otherwise. politics can't overwhelm all of the rest of life. of course, one of the best examples of opposing strategists overcoming their political differences. james carville and mary matalin still going strong until the end. they'll be on the show in a couple of weeks. that's all for us tonight. check out "world news" with david muir tonight. and thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us. and have a fantastic fourth.